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Edmund targeting top 20

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Bobbie Jackson

British number two Kyle Edmund says he is hoping for a massive improvement in 2018 as he targets a spot in the top 20.

The 22-year-old is yet to claim an ATP Masters 1000 title, having never made it past the second round at an event, while his best performance at a Grand Slam came at the US Open in 2016 when he reached round four.

The world number 50, who did previously make it up to number 40 in the rankings in 2016, believes he can go even higher and hopes to fulfil that dream this season.

Edmund has been working with former world number one Andy Murray and insists he has learned a lot during his short time on the circuit.

"I finished the year in 2016 at 40 something, finished this year at 50 so I maintained my ranking. I've got another year of experience on the tour so I learnt a lot," he said.

"It would be great to get top 20, top 30 [in 2018]. I've had two years of the same end finish so in 2018 it's about a push up the rankings.

"I've been in three or four semi-finals of tour events now so of course you want to be winning the biggest tournaments in the world. [But] the biggest thing for 2018 is getting up the rankings as much as possible and that is about turning those close situations in my favour.

"I haven't changed too much in training; nothing drastic has happened. On and off the court it's constantly making little adjustments and fine tinkering."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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